Rampage (2018 video game)
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|Platform(s)||Arcade (Available at Dave & Busters and Hollywood Bowl)|
|Mode(s)||One to three simultaneous players|
Rampage is a 2018 arcade game available at Dave & Busters and Hollywood Bowl based on the 2018 movie of the same name, serving as a reboot to the video game franchise. As in previous games, players take control of gigantic monsters trying to survive against onslaughts of military forces. Each level is completed when a particular city block is completely reduced to rubble. Developed by Raw Thrills, it also serves as a redemption game. Warner Bros. currently owns all rights to the property via their purchase of Midway Games.
Up to three simultaneous players control gigantic monsters who were formerly normal animals. The game's protagonists are George, a King Kong-like albino gorilla, Lizzie, a Godzilla/Rhedosaurus-like crocodile, and Ralph, a humongous wolf -- all accidentally transformed by an experimental pathogen capable of modifying an Animals's DNA via CRISPR. As monsters, they need to raze all buildings in a high-rise city to advance to the next level, eating people and destroying helicopters, tanks, taxis, police cars, boats, and trolleys along the way.
Gameplay is largely the same as that of previous games in the franchise but there are a number of differences. Players can now destroy entire buildings much faster than before. A new "evolution" system allows players to collect power-ups and have their on-screen characters grow in size. Also a departure, levels take place in the same city with each new level being in "background" of the previous one.
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